Monday, December 1, 2014

Canada Says Female Citizen May Be IS Prisoner; Gil Rosenberg,31, Had Been in Syria Fighting IS

Canada is trying to confirm reports that a Canadian citizen has been captured by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Daily News website reports today (December 1, 2014).

Israeli media reports said a Canadian-Israeli woman, Gil Rosenberg, has been captured. The reports cited jihadist websites and have not been confirmed by Israeli officials.

"I cannot confirm that and I hope that it isn't true," Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told an Israeli television channel when asked about the reports.

Rosenberg, 31, told Reuters that she was in Syria in November. A source linked to the Kurds' fighting force in northern Syria said in early November that she was their first female foreign recruit and had crossed into Syria to fight Islamic State militants.

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